The British Wind Energy Association (BWEA) has been forced to scale down its calculations for the amount of carbon-dioxide that can be eliminated by using wind turbines for electricity generation.
It would appear that we have been led to believe wind turbines 'displace' 860 grams of carbon dioxide emission for every kilowatt hour of electricity generated - it now turns out that the truer figure is 430 grams.
This immediately means that this country will need 100,000 turbines if it is to meet the government's aimed for saving of 200 million tons of carbon dioxide by 2020. Yes thats right 100,000 - where would we put them all?
Now, what other facts have been misrepresented? Response please, Gordon - and please use as much paper as necessary for your answer